Posted Tue Nov 4, 2014 at 07:57 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Standout feature is the chassis.
Business giant HP is entering the gaming laptop fray, and the company's first entry was revealed today as the Omen. Taking it's styling cue from the Voodoo gaming rig of ten years ago, the Omen packs an Intel i7-4710HQ, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M, SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen into a anodized aluminum chassis. The base package checks in at 4.68 lbs at a price of $1499.99.
The fancy chassis features a fully vented bottom and hosts all of its ports on the back, including the AC port, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort and a 3.5mm combo headphone/mic audio jack. A USB Ethernet adapter is included free and the notebook supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Supposedly, the emphasis on cooling helps the 860M run better than on competing models, and the gaming theme extends to the Omen's input devices. Augmenting the core gaming focus is touchscreen functionality. The IPS display's 1080p resolution was selected as the current sweet spot for hitting high fps in demanding games in a mobile package. Battery life is set at 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Optional upgrades scale up to a 512GB SSD, 16GB of Ram and a 4GB DDR5 GPU. The Omen is available to order now direct from HP.
Update: The HP Store now has a full Omen 15t listing packed full of info, some of which is featured below:
HP Omen 15t Touch Laptop Specifications:
Processor 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Quad Core Processor(2.5GHz, turbo up to 3.5GHz) with 6MB Cache and Hyper Threading
OS Windows 8.1
Graphics options Internal Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (N15P-GX) with 2048MB of dedicated video memory (256Mx16, GDDR5 x 8 PCs)4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (N15P-GX) with 4096MB of dedicated video memory (256Mx16, GDDR5 x 8 PCs)4
Memory 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory standard,
Storage options 128GB SATA SSD1
256GB PCIe SSD1
512GB PCIe SSD1
Audio BeatsAudio™, Dual Front Facing Speakers
Input/output 4 USB 3.0 Ports, One mini Display Port v1.2, HDMI v1.4b, Headphone output & Microphone input combo jack (stereo), AC Smart Pin adapter plug
Keyboard/touchpad Customizable RGB Backlit Keyboard with Key Strokes Designed Specifically for Gaming. Extra Wide Touchpad.
Screen 15.6" IPS FHD 1920x1080p. Capacitive Touch Screen5
Webcam HP TrueVision Full HD: Full HD camera - Fixed (no tilt) + activity LED, 1PC, USB 2.0, M-JPEG, 1920x1080 by 30 frames per second4
Microphone Dual array Digital Microphones w/ beam forming, echo cancellation, noise suppression, Support for Voice Recognition4
Weight 4.68 lbs
Dimensions Width: 382.9 mm
Depth: 247.5 mm
Height: 19.9 mm
Source: PC World
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